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Definition for PYO (2 of 2)
Origin of pyo-
WORDS THAT USE PYO-
What does pyo- mean?
Examples of pyo-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form pyo- is pyoderma. Pyoderma means “any skin eruption characterized by pustules or the formation of pus.”
As we have seen, pyo- means “pus.” The second part of the word, -derma, is a combining form that refers to skin and skin disorders. Putting these two parts together, pyoderma literally translates to “pus skin.”
What are some words that use the combining form pyo-?
- pyorrhea (from the equivalent form of pyo- in New Latin)
What are some other forms that pyo- may be commonly confused with?